Virat Kohli is just unstoppable in 2016. He has been scoring tons of runs across all the formats of cricket. However, his form in Tests has been the best. He has scored 1200 runs in 11 matches at a staggering average of 80. He scored three double tons and a hundred in the process. Now Kohli has revealed what brought the sudden change in his outlook towards the game that helped him in a big way.
Kohli said it was batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s advice after the disastrous tour of England in 2014 that helped him focus more on the game. He said Tendulkar had told him not to read the comments made for him in the media.
He said that was the thing pulling him back. And Sachin’s advice helped him to keep his focus firmly on his game.
Virat Kohli had had a rough patch in 2014. In the series against England, he just scored 134 runs in 10 innings. His highest score was 39. India had lost the series 1-3.
India defeated England by an innings and 36 runs in the fourth Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium. With this, they have taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 over England. Kohli expressed his happiness at the win.
“It’s a very special feeling. The way the crowd came out here and supported it helped us push through the tough moments. I’m very grateful that it came off for us. This series win is probably the sweetest we’ve had in recent times,” PTI quoted Kohli.
“The 231-run lead deflated the opposition, we saw their body language and knew the game was wrapped up when we had that lead,” he said.
“We haven’t played on Indian wickets with too much bounce so the adjustment was very important. The plan was to get stuck in, I got away quickly,” Kohli added.